Driver, gunman flee with Rs 68.5 lakh to be deposited in ATMs

Driver, gunman flee with Rs 68.5 lakh to be deposited in ATMs
New Delhi: A gunman and driver of a private security agency van fled with Rs 68.5 lakh meant to be deposited in different ATMs in the city when the cash custodians were depositing money in an ATM.

Police said the accused have been identified as Ram Kumar, driver of the cash van and Sanjeev Kumar, the gunman.

The incident took place in Alaknanda in Southeast Delhi on Friday evening, police said, adding that the accused even managed to disconnect the Global Positioning System installed inside the van.

The accused worked for Scientific Security Management Private Limited.

Ram, a resident of Mahipalpur, and Sanjeev, resident of Kotla Mubarakpur, were waiting outside the HDFC Bank ATM in the market at around 3.15 PM when the custodians Rajesh and Suresh went to the ATM to deposit the cash.

After waiting for sometime, Sanjeev handed over his gun to the ATM guard and told him that he and his colleague will come after having lunch.

"However, they never came back," police said. Police have formed a team to nab the accused and investigate the incident. The police said that the company employed the two last year in November.